David Armstrong: Night And Day
Night & Day brings together a selection of iconic Kodachrome pictures from David Armstrong’s archive of the late 70’s and early 80’s downtown New York scene.
The images illuminate an intimate and carefree era of innocent-bohemian wilderness -a time just before the tumultuous 80’s.
Dispersed through out the series are images of generation of youngsters which changed culture - including Rene Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Waters to mention a few.
Vernacular yet with a undeniable ability to capture and create timeless images, David Armstrong’s Night & Day tells tales of a bygone era.
The book contains 110 images, including a facsimile of an original poem typed out in 1979 by Rene Ricard.
Last copies available!
144 pages | 21 X 28 cm
Casebound with Blue cloth
Limited Edition of 1000
Now Out-Of-Print with the publisher
Cover Designed by Rene Ricard
Conversation with Jack Pierson
Published by Mörel Books, London
About the Photographer:
David Armstrong was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Museum School and Cooper Union, and he earned a B.F.A from Tufts University in 1988.
He first received critical attention for his intimate portraits of men, either lovers or friends, in sharp focus. In the nineties, he began to photograph cityscapes and landscapes in soft focus to contrast with the resolution of his portraits. Street lights, electric signs and cars are reduced to a sensual mottled blur, complementing the vividness and tactility of his portraits.
His photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 1995 Whitney Biennial and Emotions and Relations at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Armstrong’s work has appeared in French Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme+, GQ,Self Service, Another Man and Japanese Vogue among others. He has realized advertising campaigns for a variety of clients, including Zegna, Rene Lezard, Kenneth Cole, Burburry, Puma, and Barbara Bui.